Linh Le (she/her) is a performance artist, climate activist and feminist with a high energy level and a passion for biking and exploring new landscapes. Socially engaged and devoted to social and environmental justice.
I am passionated about creating strong images which connect the divine with the unearthly and extraterrestial, playing with material to create hybrid characters, and to build up intensity through slowness and eroticism.
My performative researches include migration politics, more-than-human, butoh, body’s capacity to act and create change, embodied experiences of unlocking forces and transforming when encountering new landscapes, entanglement with site-specific materials, collective practices within performance and activism, living a sustainable life, creating a regenerative culture and listening to body and intuition to create space for improvisation and good mistakes.
I was born in 1990 Aalborg by Vietnamese parents who came to Denmark in the beginning of the 80s as boat refugees. Due to experiences with racism, I started to dance in my room out of anger. This is where I learned how to move freely and discovered how dance and performance can embody social critique and uproar. Being a child of freedom fighters and seen up-close the struggles of my parents in Danish society, I feel a strong connection to freeing myself through dance, to challenging the norms, crossing boundaries and exploring how the body can act, transform and claim space to the lesser heard voices.
I hold a Bachelor degree in Aesthetics and Culture from Aarhus University and a Master degree in Performance Design & Urban Planning from Roskilde University. I am a member of the performance climate activist collective Becoming Species, The Greenhouse Network by Acting for Climate and the global movement Extinction Rebellion.
Besides performing, I teach in dance for people with parkinson and organize workshops in dance, choreography and performance for kids, young and adults.